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Demand for labor and population growth in colonial Java

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Population growth in Java paralleled the development of a colonial economy based on the production of export crops using Javanese land and labor. The increase in population may be interpreted as a demographic response to demand for labor within the family, created by the need to intensify subsistence production in the face of colonial demands on land, labor, and produce.

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White, B. Demand for labor and population growth in colonial Java. Hum Ecol 1, 217–236 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01531182

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